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Winx - The Magic Began At The Gold Coast

Champion mare Winx is clearly the greatest of all Magic Millions success stories.

Winx - The Magic Began At The Gold Coast

Champion mare Winx is clearly the greatest of all Magic Millions success stories.

It began when her dam Vegas Showgirl was purchased by Colm Santry on behalf of the Camilleri family's Fairway Thoroughbreds for $455,000 at the 2009 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale from Dormello Stud.

Vegas Showgirl Horseform was offered straight off the track by Dormello after she had won seven races in New Zealand including two Listed events. She was also Group placed and earned black type in Sydney.


A daughter of Al Akbar, Vegas Showgirl won two races at two and trained on to win another five at distances up to 1400 metres. She is a half-sister to the Group placegetter Black Magic Maggie.

Winx makes it Number 25
Winx makes it Number 25 Picture:Steve Hart

Winx Horseform, by Street Cry, was raised and sold through the draft of Coolmore Stud for Fairway Thoroughbreds at the 2013 Magic Milions Gold Coast Yearling Sale where she was purchased by Peter Tighe’s Magic Bloodstock for $230,000.

On Saturday Winx demolished her rivals in the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick to complete back to back victories in the $4 million feature and extend her winning streak to 25 races to equal legendary sprinter Black Caviar record of the longest feature race winning sequence in history.

She also extended her world record to 18 G1 wins, the most since the introduction of the pattern system, and sent her prizemoney spiralling to just shy of $19 million.

Winx is one of six named foals out of Vegas Showgirl, who was crowned Australian Broodmare of the Year for the second time last August.

She is also the dam Boulder City, an unraced 3YO colt by Snitzel who topped the 2016 Australian Easter Yearling Sale when selling for $2.3 million to Gai Waterhouse and Blue Sky Bloodstock.

Vegas Showgirl is out of the dual winner Vegas Magic (Voodoo Rhythm) and is a half-sister to the G3-placed Black Magic Maggie (Westminster).

Vegas Showgirl produced a filly by Snitzel in 2016 which has been retained to race by John Camilleri and last spring foaled another filly by Exceed And Excel.

Racing And Sports




131925
R7 RANDWICK 14 April 2018
Queen Elizabeth Stks 3U , 2000m
Race Synopsis: Champion mare Winx was amazing, yet again, in taking out her 25th successive win and her 18th at Group One level in winning this $4,000,000 feature in successive years. She settled back in last place in the ten-horse field after starting from the outside barrier. She was conceding the leader about ten-lengths as she commenced improving from the 1000m. She made a wide quick move nearing the home turn, produced her brilliant turn of foot to take the lead at the 200m and then drew away to score by almost four lengths in another breathtaking performance. Gailo Chop went to the front as expected, set quite a good tempo and held the lead until overwhelmed by the champion at the 200m and he then fought gamely for second after running a bold race. Happy Clapper settled back in second last place, improved along the inner nearing the home turn, went through to fourth (on the rails) at the 200m and battled on really well for third. Humidor raced back in seventh place on the rails, was shuffled back at the home turn and then ran on nicely for (4.9 lengths) fourth, while Comin' Through was a handy sixth at the home turn and did well in fighting on in the straight for (5.4 lengths) fifth.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
9. WINX (AUS)
7yo Mare
CHRIS WALLER
HUGH BOWMAN
57.0
$1.25
 
STREET CRY (IRE) - VEGAS SHOWGIRL (NZ)
Magic Bloodstock Racing (Mgr: P G Tighe), R G Treweeke & Mrs D N Kepitis
Jan 13, 2013 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Jerry's Plains, $230000, Magic Bloodstock, QLD
 
2nd  
2. GAILO CHOP (FR)
7yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
MARK ZAHRA
59.0
$26.00
 
DEPORTIVO (GB) - GRENOBLE (FR)
Oti Racing (Mgr: T Henderson), J Higgins, Mrs F Archibald, L Webb, Ms D McKeown, Ms M Webb, D & Mrs D Miller, A & Mrs P Goodfellow, Werrett Bloodstock, Bobbin Along & Uthmeyer Racing
3rd  
1. HAPPY CLAPPER (AUS)
8yo Gelding
PATRICK WEBSTER
KERRIN MCEVOY
59.0
$11.00
 
TEOFILO (IRE) - BUSKING (AUS)
 M W Thomas
4th  3. HUMIDOR (NZ)
6yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
BLAKE SHINN
59.0
$13.00
5th  7. COMIN' THROUGH (AUS)
5yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
MICHAEL WALKER
59.0
$51.00
6th  10. CONSENSUS (NZ)
7yo Mare
STEPHEN MCKEE
JASON COLLETT
57.0
$201.00
7th  8. ODEON (NZ)
5yo Gelding
MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA
DAMIAN LANE
59.0
$101.00
8th  4. AMBITIOUS (JPN)
6yo H
ANTHONY FREEDMAN
CRAIG WILLIAMS
59.0
$31.00
9th  6. CLASSIC UNIFORM (AUS)
6yo Gelding
GARY MOORE
ANDREW ADKINS
59.0
$151.00
10th  5. SUCCESS DAYS (IRE)
6yo H
KEN CONDON
JOAO MOREIRA
59.0
$61.00

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